Nelson Street’s former glory

GREENVILLE — The smell of fresh bread and other pastries used to waft through the streets of downtown Greenville, drawing the entire town to a bakery at the corner of Nelson and Edison streets.… Continue reading

Life in a ‘food desert’

GREENVILLE — Clad in a blue sports-coat, white pants and a fedora, one Greenville man carried four grocery bags, occasionally stopping to rest his arms as he braved the drizzle and wind one November… Continue reading

Former Greenville mayor Chuck Jordan dies at 66

GREENVILLE — Former Greenville mayor and retired banker Chuck Jordan died Tuesday night at his home in Greenville. He was 66. Flags across the city are at half-staff today, honoring the man who served… Continue reading

A road not taken

GREENVILLE — As she takes a slight left turn from Highway 82 onto Gibson Road, one Bolivar County resident finds herself slowing down and veering to the side of the narrow, gravel road to… Continue reading

A brief look at aviation in Greenville: Fighter pilots to commercial flights

GREENVILLE — When Col. Noel Cumbaa read that Greenville Air Force Base was reopening its base in 1950 and needed a commanding officer, he said he told his boss, “Gee, I’d like to… Continue reading

1 died, 3 injured in wreck on US 82 (series)

Update: *The update was published in the next day’s paper GREENVILLE — One person died and three were injured in a one-car wreck at 3:30 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 82 near Furniture Fair, said… Continue reading

Sarah Kramer: Pride grows in West Dallas

The wall of fame in the little house on Singleton Avenue in West Dallas seemed remarkable from the moment I first heard about it. But it was only after I had been sitting… Continue reading

Fire destroys old St. Joe school (series)

Update: July 16 GREENVILLE — The fire that demolished St. Joseph High School on Golf Street on July 7 is still under investigation, said Fire Marshal Kenny Manning. “We know where it started,” he said.… Continue reading

Hospital’s ‘friends’ promote positives at Delta Regional

GREENVILLE — Toward the end of January, a 63-year-old Greenville woman dropped by her physician’s office with chest pains. While she was there, Dorothy Nelson, the retired vice president of academic affairs at… Continue reading

West Dallas homeowners still fear return of investors

The great white arc of the new Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is visible from the left side of the oddly shaped lot at the corner of Pastor Street and Canada Drive in West… Continue reading